Bias Cutting Machine Operator

Operate machines to cut cloth for use as bias tape or binding.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bias Cutting Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to cut tubular cloth into narrow widths for use as bias tape or binding: Positions roll of cloth on shaft or truck of flat-folded cloth on stand at feeding end of machine. Places tubes on takeup roller. Turns setscrew to space circular knives on cutting shaft according to width specified for tape. Pulls open end of tubular cloth over arm of machine, under guide bars, through feed rollers, and under rotary knives. Laps ends of bias-cut cloth around tubes. Depresses pedal to start, stop, and control speed of machine and guides cloth under guide bars and through feed rollers to cut cloth on bias. Removes rolls of bias tape or binding from machine. May wrap rolls in paper for storage or shipment.

Should I be a Bias Cutting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Band-Cutting-Machine Operator, Cotton-Bag-Cutting-Machine Operator, Jute-Bag-Cutting-Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Bias Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Bias Cutting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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